With Taliban taking on Afghanistan following the withdrawal of American troops from the nation, there are speculations over whether or not their nationwide cricket staff will be capable of participate within the worldwide tournaments, particularly the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup set to be performed in October this 12 months.
Nonetheless, Afghanistan cricket staff’s media supervisor Hikmat Hassan has assured that they are going to be a part of the T20 World Cup with the preparations to go forward as deliberate regardless of what’s taking place within the nation
“Sure, we’ll play within the T20 World Cup,” Hassan informed ANI. “The preparations are on and the accessible gamers can be again to coaching in Kabul within the subsequent few days.”
He additionally added that they’re at present looking for attainable venue for a tri-series involving Afghanistan, Australia and Sri Lanka. “We’re in search of a venue for the tri-series involving Australia and West Indies and that would be the greatest preparation for the showpiece occasion. We’re chatting with some nations like Sri Lanka and likewise I feel Malaysia. Let’s see how that pans out,” he mentioned.
He continued, “We’re already set to play Pakistan in Hambantota and that sequence can also be on. Additionally, we’re planning to go forward with the home T20 match which shall increase preparations for the gamers forward of the T20 World Cup.”
Two of Afghanistan’s largest stars Rashid Khan and Mohammed Nabi are at present within the UK the place they’re taking part in in The Hundred. Hassan mentioned gamers can be given any help they want.
“We’re all the time there to assist our gamers and their households. We’ll do no matter is feasible for them. Issues aren’t affected a lot in Kabul, we’re already again within the workplace, so there’s nothing to fret about,” he mentioned.
There’s additionally question-mark over whether or not the duo will participate within the second section of IPL set to start out in mid-September. BCCI is maintaining a tally of the state of affairs however is assured that Rashid and Nabi, who characterize Sunrisers Hyderabad, can be accessible.
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